January 31st: What is special about this date?

January 31st marks the 31st day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (or 335 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 31st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 31st and what happened on January 31st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 31st.


January 31st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 31st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Justin Timberlake
    Justin Timberlake (1981)

    American musician who was a member the rock band 'n sync.

  • Tallulah Bankhead
    Tallulah Bankhead (1902)

    American actress who appeared on film and stage.

  • Portia de Rossi
    Portia de Rossi (1973)

    Australian actress.

  • Preity Zinta
    Preity Zinta (1975)

    Indian actress, producer, and television host.

  • Kerry Washington
    Kerry Washington (1977)

    American actress, best known for her roles in ray charles' wife, della bea robinson's film ray (2004), idi amin’s wife kay in the last king...

  • Minnie Driver
    Minnie Driver (1970)

    British singer-songwriter and actress.

  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton (1915)

    French-american poet, monk and mystic, he was a social critic, writer, poet, and monk.

  • Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson (1919)

    American athlete.

  • Ary Abittan
    Ary Abittan (1974)

    French comedian and actor with north-african heritage.

  • James Franciscus
    James Franciscus (1934)

    Actor (mr novak) dies from emphysema aged 57.

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January 31st: who died on this date?

On January 31st the following celebrities died:

  • Molly Ivins
    Molly Ivins (2007)

    American journalist and liberal political commentator.

  • Lizabeth Scott
    Lizabeth Scott (2015)

    Scranton (pa) -- actress (dark city and desert fury).

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones (2014)

    American actor (d. 2014.

  • Moira Shearer
    Moira Shearer (2006)

    A scottish ballerina, she is widely recognized as one of the best in her field.

  • Florence Bates
    Florence Bates (1954)

    Actress (kismet.

  • Amazin Walter (2002)

    Legendary baseball pitcher known for his exceptional skills on the mound.

  • Suraiya Jamaal (2004)

    Suraiya Jamaal was a renowned Indian actress and singer who was a popular figure in the Hindi film industry during the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Peretz Hirshbein (1948)

    Prominent Yiddish playwright and poet.

  • Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah (1972)

    King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972, known for his efforts to modernize the country.

  • See all famous people who died on January 31st


January 31st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 31st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Aquarius according to the Western Zodiac.

Aquarius zodiac sign

January 31st: what is special about the Aquarius sign?

The Aquarius sign encompasses people born between January 20th and February 18th.

You can discover Aquarius's personality traits and attitude and Aquarius's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Aquarius born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 31st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 31st in history:

  • Jan 31, 1918: A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • Jan 31, 1925: Premier Ahmed Zogu (Zogu I) becomes President of Albania.
  • Jan 31, 1928: Scotch tape first marketed by 3-M Company.
  • Jan 31, 1932: US railway unions accept 10 percent wage reduction.
  • Jan 31, 1953: Princess Victoria capsized off Stanraer Scotland
  • Jan 31, 1956: Juscelino Kubitschek becomes President of Brazil.
  • Jan 31, 1971: & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 31, 1972: US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998).
  • Jan 31, 1973: Pan American and Trans World Airlines cancelled their options to buy 13 Concorde airliners.
  • Jan 31, 2001: A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicts Libyan Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988.
  • Jan 31, 2007: Officially, Delta Air Lines creditors reject US Airways' hostile takeover offer.
  • Jan 31, 2019: Mariah Carey, an American singer, performs in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah, despite Saudi women rights activists urging her to cancel it.

What day of the year is January 31st?

January 31st marks the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (or 335 days in case of leap years).

January 31st is the 31st day of the month of January.